APC, which is an acronym for Alternative PHP Cache, is a framework used for caching the compiled source code of a script app, that could boost a database-driven site several times. Every time a PHP webpage is accessed, the script pulls the site content which should be shown from a database, parses and compiles the code, then the result is displayed to the site visitor. While this is necessary for websites with regularly changing content, it is a complete waste of processing time and system resources for a website that does not change, for instance an informational portal that shows the very same content on a regular basis. Once the web pages for such a website are compiled, APC caches them and delivers them whenever a visitor loads them. As this saves the time to request content from the database and to parse and compile the program code, your Internet site will load a lot faster. APC is very useful especially for scripts with massive source code.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Cloud Website Hosting

APC is provided with each and every cloud website hosting plan that we offer and you could activate it with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel if you want to use it for your applications. A couple of minutes later the framework will be working and you will experience the considerably faster loading speed of your database-driven Internet sites. As we provide several versions of PHP that can also be selected through Hepsia, you will even be able to employ APC for scripts which require different versions of PHP inside the very same account. Our state-of-the-art cloud Internet hosting platform is extremely flexible, so in case you use an alternative web accelerator for any website and it disturbs APC, you'll be able to activate or deactivate the aforementioned for a selected site only by using a php.ini file created in the domain or subdomain folder.

APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can take full advantage of APC with all of our semi-dedicated server solutions and activating the framework is performed with a click from the Hepsia Control Panel, so even if you have no previous experience, you can use it in order to speed up your websites. As the cloud hosting platform where the semi-dedicated accounts are made supports multiple PHP releases, you will have flexibility regarding the scripts and web accelerators you will be able to use. It will take you just a click to activate APC for one or several PHP releases and by using a php.ini file in the domain/subdomain folders where you need settings which are not the same as the ones for the account in general, you can set what PHP release will be used and whether APC needs to be enabled or not. This way, one website could use APC and PHP 5.3, for instance, while another one could use some different accelerator and PHP 5.5.